Human Rights/Labor Rights
The Agenda: Pushing along $144 million of development projects, watching out for (freezing) drizzle and opening new city banks   
January 13, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: The Business Journals - Nearly $144 million worth of developments will be considered by the Buffalo Planning Board when it meets today for the first time this year. Topping the list are requests related to the $100 million Queen City Landing project, as...
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Citi’s Morse Sees Better Year for Commodities But Flags 7 Risks   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Bloomberg - Expectations of global growth and particularly in emerging markets mean this year is likely to be positive for commodities but with a number of wild cards, according to Citigroup Inc. The U.S. and China, which hold outsized sway...
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Weekly Economic Vital Signs - Dislocation   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Seeking Alpha - This is a weekly series focused on analyzing the previous week’s economic data releases. The objective is to concentrate on leading indicators of economic activity to determine whether the economy is strengthening or...
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Saudi Aramco raises IPO to record $29.4 billion through greenshoe option   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Reuters - DUBAI (Reuters) - State-owned oil company Saudi Aramco said on Sunday it has exercised its “greenshoe option” to sell an additional 450 million shares, raising the size of its initial public offering (IPO) to a record...
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Copper Battles Bullish And Bearish Factors   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Seeking Alpha - The progress on trade is bullish. Rising tensions in the Middle East increase the potential of risk-off conditions. 2008 was an example of what risk-off periods can do to the copper market. Inventories are falling. Protect...
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The SECURE Act is changing retirement — here are the most important things to know   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: MarketWatch - President Donald Trump signed the federal spending bill, ushering in new retirement legislation to enhance retirement security across the country. President Trump signed the SECURE Act this week as part of the government’s...
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A guide for first-time homebuyers in Nassau and Suffolk counties   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Newsday - It’s a new year, a new decade, and you’re ready to pursue your dream of owning a home. Is it a good time to do so' Interest rates are still at historic lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate...
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GM and the UAW at odds over temps at key plant; 240 let go   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Detroit Free Press - GM and the UAW at odds over temps at key plant; 240 let go GM is firing 240 parttime temps at a critical U.S. plant after failing to reach an agreement with the local UAW there. Check out this story on Freep.com: ...
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Lebanon Proposes Voluntary Restructuring of March Eurobond   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: YAHOO! - (Bloomberg) -- Lebanon’s central bank wants local holders of a $1.2 billion Eurobond maturing in March to swap into new notes as part of a debt restructuring. “We are making preemptive proposals that are...
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Concerns over horseshoe crabs spur discussion about limiting harvest   
January 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Newsday - When Long Island beaches come alive at high tide with hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs, looking to spawn under the spring and summer moons, it's also time for many fishermen who track those cycles to harvest the...
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